PUBLISH, n. In literary affairs, to become the fundamental element in a cone of critics. - Ambrose Bierce
My love is strengthen'd, though more weak in seeming; I love not less, though less the show appear: That love is merchandised whose rich esteeming The owner's tongue doth publish every where. - William Shakespeare
I think that at a certain age, say fifteen or sixteen, poetry is like masturbation. But later in life good poets burn their early poetry, and bad poets publish it. Thankfully I gave up rather quickly. - Umberto Eco
If you can still write in spite of the fact that you're not getting paid, that nobody cares about what you're writing, that nobody wants to publish it, that everybody is telling you to do something else, and you still want to and you still enjoy it and you can't stop doing it...then you're a writer. - Joanne Harris
Dream up a book on Monday, publish it on Friday. - Jill Novak
When I say I must write, I don't mean I must publish. There is a great difference. the important thing is the chaotic form given to my chaotic experience, which is, as it was for James Joyce, my kind of religion, and necessary for me...as the confession and absolution for a Catholic in church. - Sylvia Plath
I'll publish right or wrong. Fools are my theme, let satire be my song. - Lord Byron
I have to keep going, as there are always people on my track. I have to publish my present work as rapidly as possible in order to keep in the race. The best sprinters in this road of investigation are and the Curies... Ernest Rutherford - Becquerel
What I had to face, the very bitter lesson that everyone who wants to write has got to learn, was that a thing may in itself be the finest piece of writing one has ever done, and yet have absolutely no place in the manuscript one hopes to publish. - Thomas Wolfe
To be a writer - write! To be an author - publish! To be a bestselling author - never stop writing! - David Maxwell
As long as I am an American citizen and American blood runs in these veins, I shall hold myself at liberty to speak, to write, and to publish whatever I please on any subject.
To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it, and get sensible people to read it, are the three great difficulties in being an author. - Charles Caleb Colton
Believe in yourself and start achieving your dream. It waits for you on the other side of the publish button. - Dan Alatorre
Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever. MAKE. - Joss Whedon
Publish and be damned!
Marxists are people whose insides are torn up day after day because they want to rule the world and no one will even publish their letter to the editor.
Tell it not in Gath; publish it not in the streets of Ashkelon - Bible
I always wrote with the idea that what I put out there is going to stay there. Once I publish something, it has been published. I've never deleted more than one or two posts from my site. I don't think that there are takebacks. I don't feel right about it. - Alison Headley